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Badolato appeals to UAAP coaches

Tuesday, 9 October 2012 3,503 Views / 76 Comments

University Athletic Association of the Philippines men’s basketball commissioner Ato Badolato has made an appeal to the coaches of the UST Growling Tigers and the Ateneo Blue Eagles in the ongoing UAAP Season 75 basketball finals.

Badolato told reporters during Philippine Sportswriters Association weekly forum on October 9 at Shakey’s Malate that he is expecting an emotional game in Game 2 on October 11 to be held at the Araneta Coliseum.

Badolato specifically asked both coaches namely Norman Black of Ateneo and Pido Jarencio of UST to control their respective emotions during the game.

“I appeal not only to coaches but for the fans that we will be doing our utmost best to make it a trouble-free Game 2 and, if necessary, Game 3,” said Badolato. “I’m asking for your patience. We will not tolerate any lapses this time.”

Badolato also defended his referees , saying: “It was a fairly officiated game. I have no complaints.”

The Blue Eagles are a win away from completing drive for 5 campaign. Coach Norman Black will return to the PBA with Talk ‘N Text in the Philippine Cup.

Last October 6, Growling Tigers head coach Pido Jarencio lambasted the referees after their Game 1 loss. He said game officials were allegedly favoring Ateneo, especially Norman Black.

“The call wasn’t fair,” said Jarencio in Filipino. “Do I need to talk in english in order to get a fair call. It’s up to them, I’m just saying the truth. We want consistency in the officiating. Let the players decide the outcome of the game.”

As expected, Coach Black didn’t like Coach Jarencio’s statement.

“We only had 12 free throw attempts and they (Tigers) had 26. My key players had four fouls in the final quarter,” Black said on Monday. “We were in penalty with eight minutes to go.”

“We won despite those numbers; the facts don’t back up what he’s saying right now. The part about speaking English and that I’m American, that’s why the referees are biased towards me, that’s uncalled for. It’s mean and totally unsportsmanlike.”

Game 2 is set on October 11 at the Araneta Coliseum while Game 3, if necessary, is set on October 13 at the Mall of Asia Arena.

By Josef Ramos

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  • Badolato also defended his referees , saying: “It was a fairly officiated game. I have no complaints.”

    • Ahlen says:

      Still didn’t give Teng his free throws. :P

      Aside from that, the refs did a decent job.
      You cannot fault that Kiefer flop, it was well done.

      Thursday will be exciting

      • rrrr says:

        And your coach wasn’t called a technical. So aside from this as well, the refs did a decent job.

      • Jose Protacio Rizal, M.D says:

        UST be careful, ateneo might send your mighty pussycat in a frying pan just like what they did to FEU last year, offering a huge amount of money to the refs, coach, RR, romeo.

        ateneo and la salle is known for buying a game for a long time.

        remember the 2005 feu vs. dlsu, 2007 admu vs. ue

        • fair-and-square says:

          correction 2007 was ue vs. la salle where game fixing/buying was very obvious… if i were from la salle i wouldn’t be proud of that championship… they have a history of cheating, thats why they got suspended for a season before.. once a cheater, always a cheater… shame on these traits and teams… in the 80s talent brings home the crown, but nowadays money+talent brings home the crown tsk tsk

          • Univ.ofChokEast says:

            Well if I’m from U.E. I wouldn’t be proud of how they showed up in that finals of 2007. I’ve never seen such magnificent display of choking and quitting. Overconfidence was very obvious. U.E. has a history of choking, once a choker always a choker. It’s a shame they’ve always come so close only to choke on the biggest games. In the past, they would always find ways to win, but nowadays they always find a way to lose instead.

          • cardenal marquez says:

            instead of blaming la salle, blame your players for coming up short in the finals. i’ve watched that series and they couldn’t stop cholo villanueva.

          • fair-and-square says:

            @Univ.ofChokEast & cardenal marquez

            oh c’mon, give me a break.. how can a formidable team in the elims choke in finals? i watched it live, the referees are with the archers.. maybe they’ve been chokers on past few seasons but not that year

            the crown was all well planned for the archers, with Dindo Pumaren being the brother of the archer’s coach and the format of instantly being champions if a team sweeps the elims had been changed

            open your eyes, and think again… these teams are all about money… they could be proud of the quality of education they provide compared to others but not in UAAP, specially the men’s basketball tournament

          • Spinning Back Fist says:

            I think even coach Dindo Pumaren choked in that finals. The desperation and frustration was clearly shown in his face that game.

          • Anti-heat says:

            Wow, sorry if you still feel that loss. It’s quite simple really. U.E. might’ve deserved the crown but they didn’t earn it. Same with FEU when Buenafe hit that dagger 3. FEU’s record that year after eliminations is worthy of a championship. DLSU and Ateneo just wanted it more during those instances. Lebron has a nice motto now. Earned not given and quite frankly that U.E team did not earn it. So do yourself a favor and let go of the past besides SBF has a point Dindo was exposed when he transferred to DLSU.

          • Jose Protacio Rizal, M.D says:

            oh yeah, im sorry just an typo graphical error of mine, it was ue vs. la salle, but for me both schools have fault about this controversy, La salle paid UE coach, espiritu, paul lee to sell the game in favor of la salle, but in UE’s part, they also have a fault in that said topic, They dont even refusued the money that are being given to them.

            for me game fixing wont happen if none of the team are recieving a certain amount of money, hindi kasi na o orient ng maayos and hindi kasi proud ang players in the said school that they are playing for kaya sila tumatanggap ng pera from ateneo & la salle

          • jeron teng says:

            i feel sorry for you and for entire UE community, thats life, you cant’ blame us, because we do have a lot money from our dollar account that’s why your school are very easy to bribe, even in just a centavo they wont resist it, 95% of UE populations including the players are informal settlers eh

          • GKA says:

            I don’t want to be mean to you but the player your’re talking about wasn’t part of the DLSU Green Archers. He is from the CSB trail blazers. In La Salle we filter every player that will be part of our team. We don’t allow half-hearted players to go into the team, and I guess that goes for all the teams. And I guess, the team who’s buying (if that’s the term) the game of an athlete are the real cheaters. Players are just humans that need monetary support to finance their expenses.

        • Butch Domingo says:


        • GKA says:

          Do you have any published and proven articles about that ‘Dr. Rizal’? I suppose that a person must not spread and believe in rumors unless it’s proven. It’s like saying and spreading that HIV-AIDS isn’t fatal.

          • Jose Protacio Rizal, M.D says:

            oh come on dude! spread your eyes wide open! how come La Salle Asst.Coach slapped arwind santos head after the finals end in 2005 championship? was De La Salle team expecting him to sell out the game?! justify it men!

      • boy_USTe says:

        Free throws?

        Point shaving, havent you heard?

        Watch for the refs Ate Ahlen
        and learn more.

      • Drive4Five says:

        watch the game again. contact occurred after the final buzzer… wouldn’t have counted either way

      • Tax says:

        The foul happened 0.2 secs, the shot happened and the foul was called after the buzzer. Ask any real life referee you know whether or not the free throws should be given.

        Kiefer flop? Yeah keep believing in fantasy.

      • Jose Protacio Rizal, M.D says:

        dont worry ahlen and entire UST, jose rizal will be watching the finals from heaven, he decided to choose UST as his bet to win the UAAP crown although youre school screwed his entire college and post graduate life including his sex life when he was still alive.

        he told me yesterday the reason why he changed his bet from ateneo to ust is because ATENEO is not playing fair, they’re always paying high amount of peso just to win every single game

  • Hey Mike, this is the best article you wrote for the Season because it is objective and truthful.

    • Jose Protacio Rizal, M.D says:

      you are telling us that this article sir mike have wrote was great because it favors out ateneo team about the issue of unequal calls of the refs, oh come on dude, make ur eyes and mind wide open, there are a lot of mistakes in the refs call especially during ateneo vs. la salle and ateneo against UST Growling tigers.

      what bothers me and my idol “jose rizal” is about the ateneo are known for giving bribes to the refs for a “long time”, in order for them to have a favor in their calls, making the key players of opposing team suffer in foul trouble, aside that they do have a bunch of great and flamboyant players as ryan buenafe will always be, they also buy the calls of the refs that’s why they are unbeatable

  • Badolato informed ABS-CBN’s TJ Manotoc that Jarencio was issued a “stern reprimand” because of his actions.

    “We are giving you a stern reprimand and a warning that a repetition will merit a stronger penalty,” Badolato said in his letter to Jarencio.

    In today’s PSA Forum, Badolato said the referees had a “credible” performance in Game 1 of the Finals.

    “There will be lapses, but the referees will not side with either team,” Badolato said, as quoted by Abac Cordero of the Philippine Star.

    Badolato acknowledged that there was “slight contact” between Jarencio and one of the referees during the end game, but he would not “penalize a school by suspending the coach

  • correspondent says:

    mahirap na din maging scapegoat yan ng team, ihirit na, “kaya kayo nanalo dahil suspended coach namin.”

  • jaegerbombs! says:

    its the betting odds i tell u guys. these refs are s***. This is whats so good about ateneo, they win so convincingly most of the time, that the score is far from spread of the betting, and thats dangerous territory cause the refs will try to control the game to satisfying the betters.

    So ladies and gentlemen, stop saying the refs favor Ateneo, or any school, they favor themselves.

  • phil says:

    may game 3 pa kaya?

  • correspondent says:

    sarap talaga pag basketball season ng UAAP. buhay na buhay ang mga netizens. Pag binomba kaya tayo ng China at North Korea kampi-kampihan pa rin kung saan ka graduate? Hehehe.

    • Jose Protacio Rizal, M.D says:

      asinine! irrelevant comment of yours! so tagalog! duhh?! most probably youre from ue, feu or letran? correct me pls if im wrong

  • grrr says:

    I hope this buenafe ugly pervert gets serious injury tomorrow! Mabali sana ang paa pati ang baba.

  • Good Luck to all UST and ADMU! May the best team win clean and fairly!

    • Jose Protacio Rizal, M.D says:

      fairly? i dont think it will happen, by paying amount of money to the refs wont never be fair, ateneo and la salle are great examples of it

  • boy_USTe says:

    Now, the repeat of season 69 is in the making!

    Go USTe!!! Go USTe!!! Go USTe!!!

    Go! Go! Go! Go!


  • Jose Protacio Rizal, M.D says:

    pingoy said that he’s gonna join FEU tams next season, let’s see if he can refuse condo & cars offer

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